House According To The Gospel Ftg Fliz & Ekud - Happy Feet Music

Monday 1st September 2003
House According To The Gospel Ftg Fliz & Ekud - Happy Feet Music
House According To The Gospel Ftg Fliz & Ekud - Happy Feet Music

STYLE: Dance/Electronic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

A bit of a mystery this EP since the two men who made it don’t seem very keen to tell us anything at all about themselves other than their nicknames are Ekud and Fliz. Not sure which of them is the nickname of Mr Griffin. They are based in New Jersey and create a soulful gospel style of house that sounds a little dated now but pleasurable all the same. This five-track EP contains a mixed bag of material. “Psalm 150:6” has a good groove and some nice vocals and there’s an instrumental version included. “The Rapture” is not quite so successful, beginning with a really cheesy spoken opening “Hey! What’s that?” “What? Where?” “In the sky, it’s the rapture,” etc, etc. Oh dear! And it then hits a pretty predictable groove that never really rescues the song from its dire opening. On the closing cut “Dance All Night”, preacher Edmund Griffin gets an opportunity to exhort listeners to praise God. This is okay without being anything that really lights my fire, good intention but an old sound and maybe the album will be better!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Isador in Richmond VA @ 02:37 on Oct 14 2012

Hey Mike, thanks for the review the album is a little dated we did it back in 2003 (or so) Duke, which is Ekud spelled backwards, and I are hugh house music fans and because we both are Pastors we wanted to do something different with gospel music. That's me on vocals on "Psalm 150:6 I also wrote that track along with searching again my vocals and contributed to others. again thanks!....FLIZ

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